Department of Parks
Pelicans and Prairies Program Offered Oct. 30-31 at Lake Barkley and Land Between the Lakes
CADIZ, Ky. -- Lake Barkley State Resort Park and Land Between The Lakes (LBL) National Recreation Area are teaming up to present the first in a new seasonal Nature Watch Series. “Pelicans and Prairies” will take place Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 30-31.
“Come out and enjoy abundant fall wildlife viewing opportunities at Lake Barkley and LBL,” said Sharon Waltrip, LBL’s Program Manager for Environmental Education and Interpretation. “This new Nature Watch Series will take outdoor enthusiasts to our region’s hidden corners to witness some of nature’s greatest moments, stay tuned for more in this exciting new series.”
Pelicans and Prairies, the first in the series, gives visitors the opportunity to spend Halloween weekend at Lake Barkley State Resort Park while enjoying LBL’s wildlife and scenery. The weekend includes a Breakfast with the Pelicans cruise, live animal programs, Ghosts and Goblins Night Tour, a Sunrise Elk & Bison Tour and more.
“This weekend will provide ample viewing opportunities of American White Pelicans, as hundreds stop over during migration,” said Mary Schmidt, Park Program Supervisor and Naturalist at Lake Barkley. “Not only will participants be able to view these large birds, but with naturalist guided tours they will have the opportunity to learn more about these birds and other wildlife encountered during the weekend.
The cost for the event is $130 per person with lodging at Lake Barkley and $75 per person without lodging. Room rates are based on double occupancy. Reservations are required; the event is limited to 30 people. For reservations and more information, call 270-924-1131 ext. 191 or 1-800-325-1708 ext. 191.
Besides the lodge with a spectacular view of the lake, the park includes cottages, the Windows on the Water Restaurant, a seasonal campground, 18-hole golf course, fitness center with indoor pool, marina, fishing, tennis courts, hiking trails, gift shop and recreational and nature programming. The park is near Cadiz and the Land Between the Lakes at 3500 State Park Road just off I-24. Exit at Highway 68. From the exit go west toward Cadiz and the park.
The Kentucky State Park System is composed of 51 state parks plus an interstate park shared with Virginia. The Department of Parks, an agency of the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, operates 17 resort parks with lodges -- more than any other state. For more information on Kentucky parks, visit our website at http://www.parks.ky.gov